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STEWDI
12-30-2012, 06:50 PM
How could he have done this? I clearly remember teaching him to count! But perhaps he did not pay close attention in biology class either?!

My son, Graeme, who owns a Power Hawk in need of some restoration, has caused his wife to become pregnant - and that is GREAT. BUT - the due date is during the holy days of the York Pennsylvania Swap Meet! I think that such a HUGE miscalculation is like, well, - like Studebaker finding out that they can't fit the front fenders to the cowl when the '53 C/K's were first put into production!! I think he's in danger of drummed out of SDC for this! Oh, the shame!

Perhaps my parental-type "bird and bees" lecture 'splaining skills were not exactly exemplary, but..... it's not MY fault! I'm not taking the "fall" for this!!

The trouble is, they've made their bed, and now I'M going to have to lay in it! Now I'm always going to have the dilemma of going to the birthday party OR going to York!

OR, maybe we could move the date of the swap meet! What say, Keystoners?:)

57pack
12-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Have the birthday party at York!

2R5
12-30-2012, 07:01 PM
Roger , your not the only one this is happening to.My youngest boy ( an SDCer) is getting married next September , smack in the middle of the month ! That is PSMCDR weekend......I'm just not sure which place I'll be <g>

8E45E
12-30-2012, 07:01 PM
The trouble is, they've made their bed, and now I'M going to have to lay in it!

Does that mean you'll be in the same situation as my neighbors down the street? They are 'mom & dad' second time around! Their daughter got pregnant too early in life, and is financially incapable of raising the kid, so they are forced to raise it now.

Craig

dnevin
12-30-2012, 07:07 PM
Be a nice father and get a "parts wanted" list from Graeme before York this year (you are still expected to attend the biggest swap meet within driving distance yearly as part of your membership. Look at the fine print.) But no excuses after this one--he will be expected to show up extra early next year. :D


(Congrats, btw.)

JRoberts
12-30-2012, 07:07 PM
Boy what a laugh you've given me. I read the post to my wife and she too had quite a laugh. There is some truth to what you said, you probably will miss York for a few years, but let me tell you grandkids are lots more fun than hanging around with a bunch of old Studebaker guys any day. But then mine weren't born on a day that interfers with a whole lot of Studebker importance either........:rolleyes:

SN-60
12-30-2012, 07:16 PM
To: STEWDI,-----Hey,...if the baby is a boy....Suggest to name Him 'York'...kind of a cool name, in this day and age of choosing unconventional names!

Swifster
12-30-2012, 08:03 PM
Birthdays are easy to deal with. Have the celebration the weekend before or the weekend after York. Or hope the baby is a week late...

STEWDI
12-30-2012, 08:07 PM
Well, they haven't chosen a name for what's-his-name yet. "York" is good! The middle name could be "Pea-ay"!

STEWDI
12-30-2012, 08:11 PM
Joe, you're right about them being a lot of fun. Graeme and his wife Nicole produced "Nathan" three and a half years ago, and he's a riot. It's wonderful to be a grandfather! Glad you enjoyed this spoof!

rockinhawk
12-30-2012, 08:29 PM
When my youngest Daughter announced her wedding date I told her"Sorry, I can't go. that's the same day as the Zone meet in Atlanta."She said "OOOKAY! I'll move it to the next weekend."
Then when her son was born she called me at a Club function. and said "Well,I had that boy 'bout 10 minutes ago!" Her mama didn't go to the Club outing. Said she just "Had a Feeling somthing might happen." She was right.

When my 3rd grandaughter was born,To a different Daughter, I waited around the hospital untill they said "She's here! and everyone is OK." I shoved 2 grandsons into the Avanti,drove 50 miles, conducted a Chapter Meeting, then drove back to the hospital to find out what her name was.
It was Haleigh! She attended the next chapter meeting.

55s
12-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Math and arithmetic seem to be a common problem with this new generation. I could give numerous examples for my young-uns.

At least your Graeme was able to identify each model year of Studebakers at about 2-3 years old. (TRUE!). Mine are still struggling.

Just make sure that Graeme's wife Nicole does not deviate from this March date, so everyone in your family can attend the annual 40th anniversary Ontario Chapter Swap Meet in Badenoch, ON Saturday, April 27, 2013. (information at www.ontariosdc.ca (http://www.ontariosdc.ca)). If you have any parts needs, let me know in advance if possible. (shameless plug)

dean pearson
12-30-2012, 09:17 PM
Change the date on the birth certificate and just don't tell anyone. Now that was easy!
Do you have any real problems I can help with?
I'm here for ya man.
Dean.

DEEPNHOCK
12-30-2012, 11:05 PM
There is more to life than Stude's...
I know you meant this to be tongue in cheek.... But really.
Stude's are just a thing.
A cool thing, but just a thing.
When someone, myself included, makes it an obsession above all else, then some reflection is in order.
Finding that balance is not an easy thing to do in life.
And we are here for such a short time.

2moredoors
12-31-2012, 08:39 AM
Change the date on the birth certificate and just don't tell anyone. Now that was easy!
Do you have any real problems I can help with?
I'm here for ya man.
Dean.
My grandfather did not change the date but gave the wrong date for his daughter's birthday. She (my aunt) has celebrated two birthdays every year, she is now 91. I guess she has had 182 birthday parties.

s2d63lark
12-31-2012, 11:57 AM
- the due date is during the holy days of the York Pennsylvania Swap Meet!

Well, Rog, you could take her out for a ride in "Jeannie" over the back roads about a week or so prior to York. Might "shake things up a bit" and advance the date a little.

Doug

1962larksedan
12-31-2012, 04:34 PM
To: STEWDI,-----Hey,...if the baby is a boy....Suggest to name Him 'York'...kind of a cool name, in this day and age of choosing unconventional names!

At least 'York' is a proper surname so it'd work as at least a middle one. :)

Studeous
12-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Even Larry Bird said There's more to life than Basketball

stude1964
12-31-2012, 05:09 PM
I've had the same issue. My son was born 3/10 & my youngest daughter was born 3/15. Things have worked out over the years since-unfortunately Dr. Suess Day has taken a hit!
Rob in PA.

sals54
12-31-2012, 05:33 PM
The trouble is, they've made their bed, and now I'M going to have to lay in it! Now I'm always going to have the dilemma of going to the birthday party OR going to York!

You better be careful just who's bed you end up lying in... There are laws, ya know.

As for the birthdays... for the first several years, he won't even notice that his birthday is on the wrong weekend. But after he turns 20 or so, he may start counting. JK

BobWaitz
12-31-2012, 08:55 PM
Simple solution: Have them induce the weekend before. Problem solved.

I purposely got married in March because it wouldn't interfere with anything car related (that I care about, anyway).

BTW, congrats.

mrjazzmillcreek
01-01-2013, 03:05 PM
Roger Maybe she will either be early or late, then NO PROBLEM

2R5
01-01-2013, 03:07 PM
Probably the best solution would be to carry a cell phone....then they could call you and let you know when it comes <g>

mrjazzmillcreek
01-01-2013, 06:36 PM
Roger Another alternative would be to take her with you to York ,I think they have a hospital there if needed

beatnik64
01-01-2013, 06:47 PM
I got married this summer, her birthday is on May 2nd... I now have a lifetime of trying to make it to South Bend for the May meet and try not to piss off my wife.

damn the luck